schematic overview of the taxonomic Tree of Life of the Carnivore Families, mainly based on the Catalogue of Life, including the species' conservation status according the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Links are provided to ARKIVE for images of the species and some background information. When an ARKIVE webpage is not available there will be a link to EOL (the Encyclopedia of Life). Where appropriate and available the species name links to a dedicated webpage with detailed description of the endangered species' biology, habitat, population size, conservation status, threats, captive breeding programmes and more.

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Ailuridae - Red panda

taxonomy ailuridae

Canidae - Dogs

taxonomy canidae

Felidae - Cats

taxonomy felidae

Herpestidae - Mongooses

taxonomy herpestidae

Hyaenidae - Hyaenas

taxonomy hyaenidae

Mephitidae - Skunk and stink badgers

taxonomy mephitidae

Mustelidae - Weasels, martens, badgers and otters

taxonomy mustelidae

Nandiniidae - African palm civet

taxonomy nandiniidae

Prionodontidae - Linsangs

taxonomy prionodontidae

Ursidae - Bears

taxonomy ursidae

Viverridae - Genets, oyans and civets

taxonomy viverridae

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map


"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.


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